Garden, Fast-Growing Sun Plan

Garden, Fast-Growing Sun Plan Though selected for fast growth, this garden will produce an attractive “old-fashioned” appearance. The hardy and prolific Wonder of Staffa Aster is a splendid cultivar of England’s traditional Michaelmas Daisy. Stella de Oro Daylily adds fragrant yellow blooms throughout the summer. Double Hollyhocks are a popular feature of English cottage gardens, as are the white Ballerina […]

Home Entrance Garden Plan

Home Entrance Garden Plan Say welcome to your visitors with a delightful entrance garden that adds long-lasting color and interest to your home. A continuous display of blooming flowers will give visitors and passersby a cheerful greeting from spring until the blooming season ends in fall–with very little attention on your part. One of the nicest ways to welcome those who […]

Garden, Easy-Care Shade Plan

Easy-Care Shade Gardening Plan There is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the color and beauty of gorgeous perennials in areas where beds are shaded from the sun. There are many delightful varieties of shade-loving perennials which can be combined to create beds of elegance and charm, provide a long season of floral beauty, and yet won’t require constant care. […]

A Cutting Garden Plan

A Cutting Garden Plan The Cutting Garden will help you decorate your home with a bounty of beautiful bouquets. At the same time, you’ll have a colorful garden planting that’s sensational to look at for months on end. And it will get bigger and better as years go by. Many perennials are ideal for use in creating stunning indoor bouquets […]

Simple Garden Plan for a Corner Garden

Simple Garden Plan for a Corner Garden Every landscape has a corner which can be turned into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants selected for this Versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram is designed to fit in an 8′ x 8′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged on a corner or a home or in dozens of […]

Garden Planting design around a Tree

Garden Planting design around a Tree     A lone tree begs to be underplanted. You can be a lot more creative than simply surrounding it with Ivy, Pachysandra or Vinca. Here, Caladiums are the scene-stealers. (Actually, we prefer their common name, “Rainbow Plants,” because no two leaves are ever identical. They add lively color to shaded areas.) Astilbes heighten […]

Garden Plan, Versatile Corner

A Garden Corner flower plan Turn a corner into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants Spring Hill has selected for this versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram shows a garden designed to fit into an 8′ x 12′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged in a number of different ways in any area of approximately 96 sq. […]

Growing Hostas, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Hosta  –  Plantain Lily Two sorts of flowers have been called Day Lilies-Funkia (or Hosta, as it is sometimes called) and Hemerocallis. Both are old favorites in the garden. The flowers of the latter group are orange and yellow Most of the Funkias are grown for their excellent foliage which is produced in clumps. The one most commonly grown in […]

Dianthus – Hardy Pinks, Sweet William, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Dianthus – Hardy Pinks, Sweet William, Carnation,  The Pinks and the Sweet Williams are still one of the old-fashioned favorites for the garden. There are many species and varieties, nearly all of which make dense tufts of grass-like growth. The Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is gorgeous when in bloom. The early English writers used to tell us that the narrow-leaved varieties were called […]